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Ksan Totem Pole - Royal Alberta Museum - Edmonton, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 53° 32.446 W 113° 32.565
12U E 331511 N 5935437
Quick Description: This totem pole is found on the grounds of the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Alberta
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 1/10/2009 3:53:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM5HRX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 12

Long Description:
"This 37 foot high pole is distinctive of the Northwest Coast Native art style. The Totem Pole was raised in 1983 with the help of many museum visitors in honour of Universiade, the World University Games. Carving of the huge red cedar log began at the Indian Art and Craft Centre in Ksan, and was completed in Borden Park and Churchill Square in Edmonton.

At the bottom of the pole is the Strong Man, who holds all the world's peoples united on his shoulders; above him sits the beaver, the raven, with the frog on his beak (from the Ksan legend of creation), the bear clasping a salmon, and on top, an owl, the symbol of Universiade and of Alberta."

Text from the sign
Type of wood carving: Totem pole

Artist's Name: Earl Muldoe with Chester MacLean and Victor Mowat

Approximate size/height: 37 Feet

Other type: Not listed

Type of wood: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the wooden carving.
"Visited" only remarks will not be accepted.
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